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Apr 9, 2013 1:00pm PDT
yesterday, it flushed 10 years ago, what's the problem? narrator: atlanta is a rapidly growing urban area. its primary source of drinking water is the chattahoochee river, which also provides water to many downstream communities. but its infrastructure is dangerously old, without outdated facilities and combined sewer overflows polluting the watershed. the city faces strict consent decrees and lawsuits, along with a severe lack of funding. man: when i started working for the city of atlanta in the late '70s, we were approaching that point in time where a lot was going to be needed, in terms of rehabilitation and upkeep. most of the very large pipes were at least 80 years old. we had needs that were identified in the '50s and in the '60s and in the '70s that were deferred. woman: we are urging that we all try to find a way to overcome the obstacles and limitations that might exist. woman: when i was running for office, i met someone who knew mayor hartsfield, who, in the late 1960s, said, "i don't know who the next mayor will be, "but i know they'll have to fix the water and sewer infrastr
Apr 2, 2013 12:00am PDT
that reaches further than anyone's words. iams. keep love strong. >>> this is retired atlanta georgia schools superintendent beverly hall brandishing her superintendent of the year award. today, she's facing charges of conspiracy and racketeering in one of the biggest public education scandals in american history. that story is coming up. first, i want to share the three awesomest things i saw on the internet today. the first, the story of pioneering rocket scientist brill. and since she wasn't a household name, let me tell you this woman was a scientific bad ass. she developed and patented something called the electrothermal hydrozine thruster and as the blog explained, it's a rocket propulsion system maintaining a geosynchronous orbit around earth. in other words, when satellites go up into space, they can be pulled off orbit, but the propulsion system she developed keeps them right where they need to be. it earned her the national medical of technology and innovation in 2011, but you wouldn't know that based on the lead paragraph of her obituary which reads, and i'm not making this up, she
Apr 6, 2013 7:00am PDT
morning continues right now with the top stories. >>> cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn saturday morning." >>> as the drum beat of war gets louder in north korea, news that the country has loaded two missiles and is warning for nationals to get out of the capital while there's still time. >>> it's a multimillion dollar business with more than $2,500 employees. no silicon valley startup, a white supremacist gang and some say the ideology is secondary to its financial interests. >>> a woman and her secret. oh, the things she'll never tell. >> the breakout star from last ye year's season "mad men." his character's horrific past and why he is being called the next don draper. >> good morning, everyone. i'm miguel marquez. it's 10:00 on the east, 7:00 out west. all eyes are on north korea this morning and its young, untested leader who has been threatening the u.s. and south korea. now we're hearing two missiles are on mobile launchers on north korea's east coast and if they're fired, japan could be within range. elise labott in washington, how serious is the obama administra
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Apr 4, 2013 11:00am EDT
fox news in atlanta. connell: looking for ways to make money in the housing recovery, buying real estate, turns out, is not the only way. dagen: money made in the details; right, jeff flock? >> i have got a great one for you today. look at this stuff. take a look at this. this is going to turn into this. it is a revolutionary development in paint rollers, perhaps thee most revolutionary development since invented in 1940. i'll have the wisconsin imean that's doing it all when we come back, making money in housing without buying a house. stay tuned. ♪ york? a new property tax cap... and the lowest middle class income tax rate in 60 years... and a billion dollars in tax breaks and incentives. new opportunities for business. over 250,000 new private sector jobs were created over the last two years. and 17 straight months of job growth. with the most private sector jobs ever. lower taxes, new incentives, new jobs, now that's news. to grow or start your business in the new new york visit connell: talked about north korea earlier in the hour, but here's another side of th
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Apr 10, 2013 4:00pm PDT
about 40 miles east and west of atlanta. investigators there say firefighters responded to an emergency call. while those firefighters were inside the home, the suspect reportedly pulled a gun. a source tells fox that the suspect may be upset because his home may be in foreclosure that the utilities may be cut off. initially this man was holding five hostage but the suspect let one firefighter go so he could move his fire truck. about an hour authorities explained the whole thing. >> firefighters are explained to battle blazes. they are trained to provide basic and advanced life support care. we leave situations like this up to law enforcement. again, when we know that there is potential for a violent situation to occur we do stage and wait for police to arrive at the scene and give us the indication that it's okay to enter. again, there was no indication that this call any h. anything other than a typical medical emergency with a patient who was in need of care. those firefighters entered to provide that care. >> shepard: now four of them held hostage. it appears at least at this momen
Apr 6, 2013 3:00am PDT
. that does it for us. have a great weekend. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." no id, no prescription? no problem. infuriating anti-abortion activist. >>> jodi would freak out all the time. i had quite a few of her friends call and tell me to get her help. >> jodi arias' mother in the police department. >>> and the final four here in atlanta, and we will take you live to the georgia dome. >>> good morning. it's saturday, april 6th. i am miguel marquez. take a look at this. you see missiles being fired on north korea's coast, and tregie showed this. and the white house says it would not be surprised if kim jong-un orders missiles to be fired to show off his military might. >> north korea could be making preparations to launch missiles and we would not be surprised to see them take such an action. >> let's bring in our international anchor, jim clancy. what is the situation like there in south korea right now, ain is reaction to the north? >> the number one story here in seoul this afternoon is the weather outside. it turned cold and rainy and people wer
Apr 7, 2013 11:00pm PDT
headquarters in atlanta. have a great night and a great week. i'm not fearing any man! >> and the shot rang out, kapow! >> martin luther king has been shot at the lorraine. >> report of a shooting. >> we have information that the shot came from a brick building directly west. >> the subject ran south on main street. >> the young white male, well dressed, possibly in a late model white mustang, went north on main street, 610. >>> i'm soledad o'brien at the lorraine motel in memphis, tennessee. 40 years ago, dr. martin luther king jr. was shot down and murdered right here on this balcony where i'm standing. the greatest civil rights leader in our nation's history, killed before his dreams could be realized. the alleged assassin, a small-time criminal on the run. yet to this day questions still linger and fester, and even some of dr. king's closest aides believe the full story has yet to be told. we will try. ♪ he was an american martyr. a man who broke through the barriers of segregation with the philosophy of nonviolence. only to be shot down by a hidden gunman before his time. >> we had to ch
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Apr 2, 2013 2:00am PDT
. in atlanta by thursday you won't make it out of the 40's. this is a widespread cold-weather outbreak producing lake effect off the snow. in texas we could be seeing severe storms. heads up san angelo we have that risk for later this afternoon into this evening. >> maria molina, thank you. now for stories you can bank on this morning. after a judge's decision, stockton, california, is making history all for the wrong reasons. lauren simonetti joins us from the fox business network to explain. >> good morning. yesterday was d day for stockton, california, as a federal bankruptcy judge ruled that stockton, a city of 300,000, is able to go broke and get bankruptcy protection. a long list of creditors and bondholders wanted to pursue other avenues to resolve debts. so far stockton is the biggest and most popular city to file for bankruptcy. it filed last summer after being hard hit by the housing crisis and has since cut a quarter of its police force and more than 90 million dollars from its budget over three years. >> we're hearing also as far as jobs are concerned, it is getting easier
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Apr 16, 2013 4:00pm PDT
fox station fox 5 in atlanta obtained this image. it's one of the pressure bombs after it exploded. on there you may be able to see an f.b.i. tag. this is what is left of what caused the chaos in boston. gail russell reporter broke this news and dale, how do you know what this is and how did you get it? >> shepard, we got this through sources who verified for us that these are actual crime scene photos from the first bomb from monday's boston marathon bombing. >> shep: tell me what we're looking at here. whether i look at it, i can't tell what it is? >> what you are seeing is an ordinary, everyday pressure cooker. they are very common in the stores, but also they are common for bomb making. you also see a black padded either knapsack or duffel bag that my sources say the bomb was carried in. there is also small bearing type pellets, and some sort of put at this holding them together. it was part of the shrapnel that mates it deadly. >> so investigators had this from the early minutes. the people took the pictures. what you are saying they took pictures of this. since then they have
Apr 2, 2013 11:00am PDT
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Apr 2, 2013 5:30pm PDT
that prompted her to retire from congress. >> woodruff: we update the atlanta school cheating scandal, as indicted educators begin turning themselves in at the county jail. >> warner: and poet gerald stern reflects on his working class upbringing and 70 years of writing verse in a conversation with jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by bp. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: with congress poised to take up gun control legislation in the coming days, the national rifle association battled back today as it tried to shift attention to a different proposal. it calls for arming tr
Apr 2, 2013 6:00pm PDT
on the newshour, north korea's nuclear ambitions; one senator's mission to resolve gridlock; and atlanta teachers surrender to authorities. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: the u.n. general assembly adopted the first-ever treaty on global arms trade today. it was overwhelmingly approved, 154-3, with iran, north korea, and syria voting against it. 23 countries abstained, including china and russia. it will require nations that ratify the pact to regulate the transfer of conventional arms, from light weapons to combat aircraft. they'll also have to ensure those weapons won't be used to commit acts of terror or organized crime. supporters hope that will make the estimated $60 billion arms trade more transparent. unemployment in the eurozone hit a record 12% for the month of february. it's the first time the rate has been that high since the euro currency was created in 1999. 12% unemployment translates to more than 19 million people out of work across the 17-nation eurozone. the figures also came out before the recent economic crisis in cyprus. president
Apr 1, 2013 1:00am PDT
today. they will match up against syracuse next saturday here in atlanta. also today, louisville defeated duke to advance to the final four. the cardinals will play wichita state. the winners will square off next monday for the national championship. louisville had to overcome more than the usual adversity to make the final four. guard kevin ware went down with a horrific leg injury in the first half of today's game. he suffered a severe fracture of the lower right leg. we're not showing you the injury because it's simply too graphic and really too painful to watch, but you can tell by the reaction of the players and the fans that it was a very disturbing thing to see. contributor terrance moore compared the scene to an injury most football fans will remember. >> i was there when joe theismann broke his leg with the famous lawrence taylor thing and just like this injury here, when i was at rfk stadium back then, you could actually hear the break with all the crowd noise and that sort of thing. i can't watch this stuff anymore. >> oh, man, let's get more now on kevin ware'
Apr 7, 2013 5:00pm PDT
of atlanta. ahead, for both men, a date with murder. >>> coming up, the fbi. dirty minds and dirty tricks. >> someone was left in the room and was recorded in the act of sexual intercourse, and they assumed it was dr. king. welcnew york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit even the inside of your dishwasher sparkles. okay. so i'm the bad guy for being clean. you said it. ladies, let's not fight dirty. cascade kitchen counselor. see, over time, finish gel can leave hard-water film on your dishes and dishwasher. new cascade platinum's triple-action formula not only cleans your dishes, it helps keep your dishwasher sparkling. so we're good? don't do that. okay. [ female announcer ] cas
Apr 6, 2013 4:00am PDT
the four best teams in college basketball are waking up in atlanta eager to bring home the championship. will it be michigan, syracuse, louisville or wichita state? yes, the shockers from wichita state in kansas have crashed the party. don't feel bad if you've ever heard of them. their star player hasn't either. >> i knew nothing about wichita state. i had to google it and see how big the city was. >> reporter: any other year the shockers would be america's favorite underdogs to pull off another upset but that was before the country met louisville's kevin ware who captured the country when he broke his leg in last week's regional final then vowed to play again. >> that is a gruesome-looking injury to kevin ware. >> reporter: to do something special for ware his team will hit the floor tonight sporting shirts like this one with his number 5 on the front and their new slogan on the back. #winforware. >> because he's a big part of the team i'm glad the attention on him. i'm sorry for whoever has to fill his shoes. >> reporter: the nation two is cardinals with ware getting a call from first
Apr 3, 2013 8:00pm EDT
on the life of her late husband, jack nelson, a reporter for "the atlanta constitution" and "the los angeles times". in a little more than an hour, todd anorlik, reporting the revolutionary war, before it was history, it was news. after that a discussion of media coverage of race and social mobility. >> so she was out there in a way that, as i indicated before, respectable women did not do but this is a new era. i mean, this is the time when the women's movement is underway and interestingly enough, you know, someone like julia tyler, sort of fits into a certain extent. she is very conservative in some ways but in terms of breaking through the traditional way that a woman should behave she's doing it in a way that other women are not at that time. >> a conversation with historians on julia tyler, the second wife of president john tyler, is now available on our website, ladies. >>> next, a forum on the life and career of the late pulitzer prize-winning reporter jack nelson with his widow barbara matusow, editor of "scoop: the evolution of a southern reporter. she is joined by
Apr 7, 2013 1:15am EDT
more refugees than the past decade. they event in atlanta spoke about the work they do around the world. t's just over an hour. >> thank you so much. thank you for everyone who organized this. i have done my fair share of organizing conferences. know how much work it is. i work for unhcr. i attended high school here in the atlanta area so it is very much a hometown for me so i'm glad to be here with you today. i'm going to be good about our organization, what we do in the field. also give an overview of the areas where unhcr is operating. apologize in advance for my notes. i have two children under the age of three and i am always sleep deprived. i just want to make sure i don't miss any key points. i was going to start off with unicef jokes. after talking to some of you this morning, it sounds like there is a fair bit of knowledge here about the refugee crises around the world and the work that we do. a little bit about our office here. i work in the regional office, covering the united states and the caribbean. we are largely an advocacy ffice here in the united states. e wo
Apr 16, 2013 6:00am PDT
off as it pushes towards the atlanta. behind it there is a fierce storm brewing and it is really packing a punch. as we go into tuesday night and wednesday you will see this band of snow to the north. we're talking about winds over 100 kilometers per hour. there is a good likelihood of seeing tornados with this. that's a major thing to look out for here. and you can sigh be 15 to 30 centimeters of the white stuff. so it is springtime here but looking very wintery indeed. here are your temperatures for your tuesday. 28 in houston, 30 in mexico city and miami. 26 in atlanta. 12 degrees in chicago, six in denver, so cooler here. this will drop to down around the freeding point i think in the next day or two as that wintery cold takes hold once again. on into europe. now things are looking wet and windy once again, and really gusty winds. 90 kilometer per hour winds in the british isles. looks like at bout of wet is coming from the atlanta. we'll go up to the scandinavian peninsula, but much of the continent enjoying warm, dry conditions, and you really deserve it after a long and co
Apr 10, 2013 1:00pm PDT
. >>> police in atlanta are saying that this video shows how dangerous the streets of atlanta can be. it is surveillance video outside a convenience store in atlanta. you see this black suv backing up into that parking space. >> yeah. i don't know. something seems fishy about backing into a spot at a convenience store. >> yeah. >> if you're going to a convenience store, are you in and out. i don't know what the issue is with backing into the store. >> there is something weird there. >> may be over speculating what actually happened. there is a group of men just standing right outside the door of the convenience store. before you know it one of the men opens the trunk of that red camaro parked there and i don't know if you can tell what he pulls out of the trunk. >> a machine gun? >> he pulls out an ak-47. he just walks to the front of the red car while everyone else is just sort of walking around. notice this man with the cameo looking shorts. he is holding a handgun. >> a lot of firepower for the front of a convenience store. >> and then you see one of the men approach the suv and t
Apr 3, 2013 2:00am PDT
, the potential for an inch or two of rain. some areas get more than that. atlanta and charlotte, more than a half inch of rain tonight and tomorrow. again, cold this morning great lakes and the northeast. you are dry. no travel issues there. it's all along the gulf coast we'll see potential for the morning commute. >> they'll take the rain over tornadoes any day. >>> mick jagger meet bieber's monkey and angelina jolie. >>> halle berry is not happy. that's next. kate and i have been married for 15 years. that's 3 moves, 5 jobs, 2 newborns. it's no wonder i'm getting gray. but kate -- still looks like...kate. with nice'n easy, all they see is you -- in one simple step, nice'n easy with colorblend technology, gives expert highlights and lowlights. for color that's perfectly true to you. i don't know all her secrets, but i do know kate's more beautiful now, than the day i married her. with the expert highlights and lowlights of nice 'n easy, all they see is you. and lowlights of nice 'n easy, ♪ ♪ no two people have the same financial goals. pnc works with you to understand yours and help plan for
Apr 3, 2013 2:30am PDT
inches. a good soaking. not today for atlanta. we could get as much as two inches of rain across north florida. it looks like the rain is going to come up the mid-atlantic. it could be a soaking friday. again, it's three days from now. it's cold. we can't get rid of this. it doesn't totally go away until next week. the windchills this morning are in the 20s in northern portions of the country. i apologize to those around syracuse that got ten inches of lake-effect snow yesterday. it's a slap in the face. the most snow they have ever gotten in april and syracuse is a very snowy place. 52 and sunny, how much can you complain. >> half of syracuse is on their way to florida for the final four. thanks so much. the 2013 baseball season a few days old. it started off where the last one finished. rangers facing the astros with yu darvish on the hill. he gets dustin maxwell. that's strike three. fifth inning, still without a hit. max well, again. here is the breaking ball. watch it. yep. he's staring. he stayed perfect into the final frame. two outs now. we are in the ninth inning. the last bat
Apr 4, 2013 2:30am PDT
. florida watch for thunderstorms. maybe the strong thunderstorms like a march type system. atlanta, it's going to be an ugly day. the windchill is 36 with light rain. that's as ugly as it gets this time of year. 37 in dallas. it's chilly across the country. things are going to get better this week. the northern half of the country, you are dry this week after the cold start, the april sun goes to work. at in chicago, we'll take it. the winds won't be as bad or nasty as yesterday. for atlanta, today rainy and cold and chilly, look what happens by sunday, 71. next week, mid-70s. some of that warm air will head up the east coast. charlotte gets up to 75 sunday and monday. philadelphia could be in the upper 60s. ever so slowly, we are headed in the right direction. >>> monday, sox home opener in boston. let's turn to sports. rutgers fired head basketball coach and made public outcries with tapes of rice physically and verbally abusing players. they were aware of the tapes back in november. rice shoved players, threw balls at them and berated them sometimes with homophobic slurs. he was fin
Apr 14, 2013 11:00pm EDT
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Apr 7, 2013 3:00am PDT
report. >>> hello, everyone. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start" weekend. and then there were two. if you missed it last night, we'll tell you the ncaa final four winners and some interesting reaction from one of the losing coaches. >>> just in to cnn this morning, we may know now the dates for north korea's missile test. why south korea thinks we could be days away. >>> and the son of one of the nation's most famous pastors, he's death. w >>> if you're wearing a mini skirt, why you could go to jail? a risky wardrobe with pornography. it is sunday, april 7th. good morning, everybody. >>> the big dance is down to just one couple and just like the presidential election, it's red against big blue. one team overcame a gruesome injury on the way to the final, while the other followed the lead of the college game top player. our carlos diaz is at the georgia dome where the final four games played out. all right, carlos, who's in and how did they get there? >> you are an amazing dancer. yes, we have louisville against michigan. the cardinals taking on the wolveri
Apr 2, 2013 8:00am PDT
council in nelson, but 50 miles north of atlanta, gave final approval to an ordinance that's modelled on a 30-year-old law in another georgia town. and it reads as follows, i'll quote -- "every head of household residing in the city limits is required to maintain a firearm together with ammunition therefore." there are exceptions to the rule in case you're wondering. for felons, probably a good exception. the mentally ill are exempted, the physically infirm. and then of course the exception for people who just don't want to comply. that's fascinating. police say they aren't intending to go door to door for gun checks either. so what do you suppose the point of all of this would be? city council says deterrence. >> light when you have -- like when you have security, the adt in front of your homes, we're protected by an alarm or whatever. >> victor blackwell doing that interview. and it is time now to bring in my attorneys, both of whom happen to be georgians, carrie hackett, criminal defense attorney on the left between me and judge glenda. judge glenda hatch set a former juvenile cour
Apr 7, 2013 5:00am PDT
stories. "cnn newsroom" starts now. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn sunday morning." and then there were two, if you missed it last night, we'll tell you the ncaa's final four winners. with interesting reaction from one of the losing coaches. and we nmay now have a date for north korea's missile test. why south korea thinks it could be days away. and he's a big voice in a pint size package. 7-year-old preacher samuel green explains how he won such a faithful congregation. >>> good morning everyone. i'm miguel marquez. it is 8:00. glad you're spending the morning with us. we begin with thrillers here in atlanta. louisville and michigan fought hard and it paid off. with a place in the ncaa championship game, our intrepid carlos diaz was there. carlos, how'd they do it? >> reporter: well, i tell you what, it was an amazing night last night here at the georgia dome. and it was rocking early on. start with wichita state against louisville. a game that a lot of people had previewed as the undercard. this was a tight game throughout. wichita state starts on an 8-0
Apr 24, 2013 4:00am PDT
in pittsburgh, buffalo and atlanta. thunderstorms are a threat along the gulf coast. snowshowers are possible in the upper midwest. denver gets some well-deserved sunny skies. >> temperatures in the midwest about 15 degrees colder than usual. the northeast will warm up to the 70s today. pleasant and warm in the pacific northwest, with portland hitting almost 80 degrees. >>> coming up, the best and worst jobs of the year. >>> plus, the hoax that crashed the stock market. what we learned from yesterday's instant 143-point drop. >>> and on a train platform, a police officer to the rescue. we'll be right back. >>> a computer hack on twitter reveals how fragile wall street can be. the dow jones fell 143 points yesterday, moments after a false tweet by the associated press. a hacker sent a message saying two explosions injured the president at the white house. computers searching the internet for key phrases reacted to that tweet. after the error was corrected, all three major indices finished the day with big gains. >>> big changes for apple after quarterly earnings dropped for the first time in m
Apr 2, 2013 5:30pm PDT
, to the scandal rocking american schools tonight. dozens of educators in atlanta stand accused of fixing student test scores and doing it so they could reap the government bonus money. tonight is the deadline for them to turn themselves in. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: one by one, implicated atlanta teachers, principals and administrators, surrendered at the county jail, accused of falsifying student achievement tests to gin up scores. for some of them, the bail is set at $1 million or more. >> al capone, as i understand it, didn't have to post a million dollar bond. >> reporter: tonight, 35 face racketeering and other charges. at one school, they're accused of holding parties where they erased the wrong answers and filled in the right one. prosecutors say superintendent beverly hall is most responsible, firing teachers who failed to cheat and giving handsome bonuses to those who did. these educators are fighting real jail time. the superintendent alone could see up to 45 years in prison if she's convicted. she and her staff say they didn't know teachers were cheating. >> we are loo
Apr 30, 2013 6:30pm EDT
. there are millions of dollars at stake. the story tonight from nbc's ron allen in atlanta. >> reporter: while the baptist church celebrates 151 years in the same community, the congregation faces a monumental decision. >> thank you, jesus! >> reporter: it's one of two historic churches in the path of a new $1 billion dome football stadium, the atlanta falcons and the city want to build. and they're offering millions of dollars if the churches agree to move. >> i don't think the church should move. >> reporter: juanita jones abernat abernathy, widow of ralph abernathy, believes her church should stand firm on what she considers sacred ground, where slaves were shipped in a boxcar during the civil war, where historically black colleges spellman and morehouse once held class in the basement. >> the church is a landmark in the community. and it needs to remain there as a landmark. >> reporter: the city's first offer to friendship, nearly ten times its appraised value, about $10 million. the pressure to move is obvious. you see the white top of the georgia dome stadium and how it looms over the ch
Apr 12, 2013 5:00pm PDT
stakes cheating. we brought you the story last week with the superintendent of atlanta schools who was involved with 39 teachers for widespread cheating in atlanta schools. they are looking into two dozen teachers in long island for the same thing. what is so remarkable about michelle rhee specifically is she has gone to the peak of redcation without having to answer to the reports of possible cheating surrounding her tenure. rhee and her organization did not respond to our request for an interview. joining me tonight, john mario, education correspondent from pbs. thank you for being here. >> thank you. >> let's set this back to the 2011 about these wrong to right. what is the significant nance. >> standardized tests have different levels of difficulty. if they ran an analysis and see that most kids got easy answers wrong, the hard answers right, and there were erasers and if you find patterns then you know this is not kids doing erasers. and sandy sanford's memo warned michelle rhee that she add problem. >> one of the things we saw in atlanta in the beverly hall case was that repo
Apr 5, 2013 6:00am PDT
. >> teams in atlanta, the courts are ready, and you are ready in the "cnn newsroom." >>> just learning this morning, a federal judge in brooklyn ordered the fda to make the morning after pill available over the counter to anyone, that means no age restrictions and no prescriptions. the ruling reverses the obama administration's position that girls younger than 17 need a prescription to get the medication. let's bring in senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. what does this mean for birth control as we know it? >> for a very different scenario than we have right now. what this judge did, he over turned an obama administration decision and said, look, the morning after pill should be available to anyone over the counter, no matter what age. so, again, as i said, overturns an obama administration decision. the obama administration said girls under the age of 16 need a prescription. now a girl can walk in, get it without a prescription. as you can imagine, folks in the burt control advocacy community are very happy about this. and we're looking into this more. i would imagine that o
Apr 1, 2013 10:00am PDT
in atlanta. there's here next weekend. we certainly hope and wish him a good recovery. he had are two-hour surgery to reset his leg. you see he's on crutches now. but without nerve damage or complications, he should be able to go back on the court in about six months. so carlos diaz joins us, do you think he can? >> i think six months is ambitious. >> it's ambitious? >> there are this louisville football player michael busch suffered the same kind of injury during his last few years at louisville. he sat out his senior year, sat out his next year at oakland and had a productive nfl career. so michael has proved that it can happen. six months i think is ambitious, they do want to get him back on the bench for this weekend's game here in atlanta against wichita state, they're going to be using him basically as an inspirational tool because the game was tied against duke and he goes down with that injury and they came out on fire in the second half. and they actually blew out the blue devils. and kevin is from here, he's from atlanta, so it's one of these things that it's a great story f
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Apr 6, 2013 10:00am EDT
very much. we appreciate it. >>> dozens of atlanta teachers and principals and supervisors indicted for falsifying test scores. quite an example for those students in atlanta. dobbs law takes it up ... next. >> lou: at least 11 of 35 atlanta educators have been booked for their roles in an alleged conspiracy to falsify students' standardized test scores. they face racketeering and related charges. those surrendering today include three testing coordinators, a school improvement specialist, and that's an ironic title, isn't it, an assistant principal, a so-called success for all facilitator, and five teachers. an attorney for beverly hall who is the former superintendent of schools is expected to turn herself in today before midnight. that is the deadline that has been set by follo fulton county district attorney, the attorney for all of the suspects who surrender themselves to authorities. joining us now, fox news legal analyst and criminal defense attorney. this is an outrageous case. i mean, this has gotta be devastating for the state, for the community of atlanta. my gosh, how co
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much. we appreciate it. >>> dozens of atlanta teachers and principals and supervisors indicted for falsifying test sces. quite an example for those students in atlanta. dobbs law takes it up ... next. [ male announcer ] how can power conmption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. twe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >> lou: at least 11 of 35 atlanta educators have been booked for their roles in an alleged conspiracy to falsify students' standardized test scores. they face racketeering and related charges. those surrendering today include three testing coordinators, a school improvement specialist, and that's an ironic title, isn't it, an assistant principal, a so-called success for all facil
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